· August, 2006

Stories about Reunion from August, 2006

Reunion: Tamul Celebrations

  29 August 2006

Reunion Passion posts pictures (Fr) of the Malbar firewalking celebration of the Tamul Indian community which constitutes 30% of Reunion's population. The celebrations usually take place in January.

Africa: Is the Battle against AIDS Lost?

  23 August 2006

Forum Realisance believes (Fr) former colonial powers and pharmaceutical companies are partially to blame for the AIDS crisis but saves harsher words for Africans and failed African leaders: ” Ignorance and illiteracy reproduce AIDS blindly without the least use for reason. Isn't it sacred and legitimate to protect oneself? Why...

Reunion: Whales Passing Through

  8 August 2006

In a news roundup, blogger Jean-Paul of Dijoux.re writes (Fr): “Whales are passing through our island to reach cold waters. The females are here to give birth before leaving for Antarctica. It is the first time that we have observed the washing up of a baby whale on our shores....

Reunion: 20% of Drivers Without License?

  3 August 2006

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “Close to 20% of Reunion drivers probably do not have a driver's license, according to [France's] national council of professional drivers’ driving school division. If this number is correct, it is alarming to say the least. Especially in case of an accident, when even if the...